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Brooks Despot


EnCap Investments

Brooks Despot rejoined the investment staff at EnCap in September 2014. Previously, Mr. Despot was the VP-Finance and CFO of Escondido Resources II, an EnCap-backed portfolio company. During his time at Escondido II, Mr. Despot played an integral role in the strategic merger of Escondido II with another EnCap-backed portfolio company. Prior to Escondido II, Mr. Despot was an Associate at EnCap from 2009 to 2013.

Mr. Despot holds a Master of Business Administration in Corporate Finance from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Louisiana State University, where he graduated Cum Laude. 

Mr. Despot serves on the board of directors for several EnCap portfolio companies and is a member of the Houston Producers’ Forum and the Independent Petroleum Association of America. In addition, he serves on the board of directors for Small Steps Nurturing Center, a nonprofit organization providing education to at-risk children in Houston, and The Children’s Fund, an organization dedicated to helping early-stage charities fulfill their mission to provide critical services to disadvantaged children across the greater Houston area.